US Agency for International Development (USAID)

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Working in more than 130 countries, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) manages the world’s largest bilateral aid portfolio, totaling around $25 billion a year across a wide range of sectors, including health, education, economic growth, democracy promotion, and humanitarian relief.

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